Teddy and Brooks are worlds apart.
JAC is the best winger in the comp and Brooks is probably bottom five halfbacks.
If Brooks had potential and we had no idea how he might play then for sure a gamble for a class halfback is worth it, but with our Brooks history and seeing how amazing JAC is, this theoretical swap is a no brainer.
I just don’t understand why we all don’t realize that we have to do something drastically different to win.
The pack is arguably weaker than last year and people are getting excited that Brooks will play better behind this pack. What the??
Why fall into the same trap as the last five years
because Brooks will invariably disappoint again and everyone will blame our pack again.
Just let’s all get a head start and admit our pack is weak right now and Brooks has a pass for another crappy season.
Lets give them something they might want…Luke Brooks to Storm for Addo-Carr…
Sadly 1/3 of the forum would like this
I think you’ll find it’s well more than 1/3 who have realised the Brooks experiment failed years ago already but whatever because sadly 2/3 of the forum would rather us persist with players like Brooks, nofa and Lawrence rather than make the top 8 because they “try their best”.
Interesting read including what dad and Latrell think about Maguire
“Crowe didn’t even talk about footy”
Of course not
Didn’t need to
Just had to tell him we don’t have the money under the cap the tiger’s do bit I have these bags
Brown paper bags
Bigger than Nicks
And when you retire we have a job for you
Along side SB and GI
It pays millions
And all you do is sit in an office and
Well you don’t even sit in an office
But don’t tell anyone cos Todd doesn’t know
Sorry Todd does know but he will lose his job if you tell anyone and without him we couldn’t offer you this deal
Just sign here and keep your bloody mouth shut hey
Love Love this post
Tigers actively looking for a top line centre as a point of need now (that’s from with-in the organisation) Content with forward pack.
Don’t believe you. Most of your other supposed inside info hasn’t eventuated.
Momo was a revelation at centre last year, and if you can believe Benji, Talau is the most exciting player at the club. Mbye is also strong at centre, so why do we need a centre as a priority?
Again have it all in written form. Can post pics if mods allow it
I can’t believe you’re still here.
Should we go through it?
- LM will be at Tigers training come 6th Jan (think you claimed JAC too)
- LM will not be at Souths
- Souths can’t fit LM in without offloading one/both of Gagai and AJ
Just the recent ones I remember.
All his posts remind me of my sister in law. Don’t believe a word she says but every now and then you get caught and kick yourself in hindsight
In his defence it was later reported the Latrell had agreed to come to the Tigers but ended up getting talked out of it (by his ‘advisors’ letting him flush hundreds of thousands of dollars down the toilet).
Regards Souths fitting him in?
Plenty of smoke and mirrors going on there … I still think they’ll shed a few players.
Makes you wonder why blokes want to play under Bennett… all the horsecrap about being a ‘players coach’ and ‘caring about their welfare’ - as he punts them.
It happens. Tigers thought they had him. The SB medical retirement changed things though tigers still thought they were favs to land him
I think Bennett has actually lost it . It’s also not an uncommon theory in League circles.
Interesting to see what happens if their (Souths) 2020 replicates the previous season… it’s all feeling very Newcastle circa ‘13/14
Wayne is trying to buy a premiership. It’s day has past him. Still a Good coach. But he needs elite talent to be successful these days. If brad Arthur or say a flanagan had the Souths roster they would be a lot better served
Ahh that’s just sour grapes. Every team needs elite talent to be successful.
Sure I think Bennett’s coaching is old school, but for a guy that’s “lost it”, he just lured the most promising up and coming forward and the best centre in the game.
Wish our coach/management would lose it like that!!
Douehi has strong ties to the Tigers. Was a junior, still lives in the area and is good mates with a lot of their team. He often posts stuff with those guys.
Will be a big battle to keep him.
Souths forum FWIW
Make the kid an offer he can’t refuse
Didn’t we try that with LM, it’s not always about money sometimes they just want to play at successful club
Depends on each individual
Newcastle,parra,bulldogs seem to attract players
I think the winning culture helps but.
From everything we know,the tigers withdrew their offer
I dare say LM is getting what we were offering just not on the books
You said it all These
other club’s can sign quality players but not tigers,amazing how when we miss on top players other clubs are always paying them under the table
Unfortunately the NRL is light years away from doing anything to regulate the cap and TPA’s
But we all know that we are playing in a corrupted system; it’s not news.
The lame part is that is knowing it’s the only way clubs recruit and keep top talent and still we either (a) refuse to play that game, or (b) don’t play that game well enough.
And another circus starts again in the form of douehi
Douehi is mediocre
Ok glad I’m not the only one.
I don’t think he’s that bad, and wouldn’t mind him for cheap as he does have potential - but he’s not someone that gets me as excited as most seem to be.
Me too. Good fill in role player but meh.
i’m not sure how the salary cap works. But if there is a lot left in the cap for the tigers can they just use it to pay players currenlty on contract? so in future years we can use it to buy players?
Yes, and I think this is exactly what will happen. We also need to fill the roster spots though and I can see them being filled with development players
Apparently you cannot do that any longer!
You definitely can. I think some here are getting confused because you can no longer BACKend contracts.
if that’s possible (front end) then i can only see that as a positive. Sign away end of 2020 and 2021!
I agree with you and think that is what will happen, but the other side of that coin is we fill the rest of the roster for 2020 with cheap/development players and it could be seen as sacrificing 2020 for future years.
Sacrificing 2020 is unacceptable imo. Not good enough and questions should be asked.
im ok with it mate. tanking for future success!
Ermmmmm…what is the point of tanking if there isn’t a draft ???